Celluloid was the traditional material for fountain pens and remains so for the Pelikan Souveran range.
Celluloid is made from cellulose nitrate (derived from cotton), plasticised with camphor and is considered to be the first practical thermo-plastic material to be commercially successful. The manufacture of celluloid is a time-consuming process, but it is still used in these premium products as it has a lustre and depth un-paralleled by more modern materials.
The nib is the heart of any fountain pen and the generously proportioned gold nibs of these Pelikan Souveran fountain pens are carefully made from a sheet of gold, by specially trained expert craftsmen, in ten different grades. The complex feeder and air-tight cap ensure that Pelikan fountain pens are always ready to give that supreme writing experience.